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Holiday Open House sponsored by Friends of Portland Public Library

Friday, January 30 - 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Location: Main Library
Audience: Adults, Seniors

Join Portland Public Library fGreeting the seasonor a Holiday Open House sponsored by Friends of Portland Public Library.  Celebrate the season with the Library on Black Friday, November 29th, from 2:00pm – 6:00pm at the Main Library during the Holiday Tree Lighting in Monument Square.  There are various activities planned for the evening for kids and families.

 2:00 to 4:00pm-Children’s Program
Mad Science of Maine will host demonstrations in their Science Booth in the Sam L. Cohen Children’s Library (appropriate for all ages)

3:00 to 6:00pm-Enjoy Refreshments in the Atrium
We will be serving light refreshments in the library atrium

3:00 to 6:00pm-Visit the Gallery
View “Material Matters” in the Lewis Gallery

 3:00 to 6:00pm-Open House Library Passport
Have an adventure while familiarizing yourself with the library and discover the amazing resources available to all our patrons. Pick up a Passport at the Friends table in the Atrium. Fill in the passport by visiting all desks and enter completed form in the drawing to win a $20 Longfellow gift card!

4:00 to 6:00pm-Enjoy seasonal music of all kinds
Nick MacDonald
will sing and play from 4pm – 5pm
FLUKES Ukulele Group will play from 5pm – 6pm